first_imgBatesville, IN—It is that time of year where we see “rockets red glare” each evening in celebration of Independence Day.  Several local police departments have offered information on local firework laws.Throughout the year it is legal to set off fireworks from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., but this may be limited further by local ordinances. Citizens should check with local officials. There is more information on the state website, just click on the link below.On state holidays, it is legal to set off fireworks from 9 a.m. to midnight, but this may again be limitedfurther by local ordinances.The times on the following dates are protected for consumer use of fireworks and may not be prohibited by local ordinance:June 29-July 3: from 5 p.m. until two hours after sunset;July 4: from 10 a.m. to midnight; andJuly 5-July 9: from 5 p.m. until two hours after sunset.You can only use fireworks legally in three places in the state of Indiana:On your own propertyOn the property of another person who has given their permission for you to use fireworksAt a special discharge location, which is a location designated by local authorities for the use of fireworks.Fireworks can be purchased only by persons 18 years of ageor older and children may only possess or use any kind of fireworks when an adult is present.last_img

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